Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by MuddyPete » Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:56 pm

How about a homeless charity?
That seems apt.
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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by K1100T » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:27 pm

TheBrownDog wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:47 pm
Looks like we have A Thing.

Next step is to choose our "platform". Google Hangouts seems to work for My Very Active Girlfriend, but you can only have 10 on a video conference. If this takes off, that may not be quite enough. Or do we need video? Will just voice do?
Zoom seems to be the platform that most are using at the moment. Although there is "some" privacy concerns, like the fact they were "sending" data to Evil Company #2 (Facebook).
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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by Shewie » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:43 pm

Wifey’s been using an video app called house party, not sure how many it hosts though

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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by TheBrownDog » Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:20 pm

Some research done and I think ZOOM is the goer. Ive just downloaded it to my phone from the AppStore and looks to be a doddle. Plus you can get up to 100 folks on there, which should just about do it.

If I understand it, I can start a new meeting and share the meeting number ... or do I have to send a link .... anyone know how she works? Might do some practice with the Chilterns lot this evening.
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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by gairym » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:04 pm

I'd been thinking about getting back in on the BAM action then, just as my back got better (vaguely working and without 24/7 pain), BOOM, it's only the blimmin' end of the world as we know it... :-bd

So, in theory, I'm interested in a garden-based BAM and quite possibly up for doing it on a set night in cahoots with some folk on here.

But.....no more interest in broadcasting said nano-adventure than I'd have in facebook live streaming my usual nights out bivi-ing.

Can I join in but be antisocial about it or am I missing the point???
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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by htrider » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:12 pm

Using Zoom for virtual pilates class and it seems pretty good, can't imagine Facebook would be interested in a middle aged bloke doing contortions!
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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by gairym » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:18 pm

htrider wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:12 pm
You can turn vision off Gari so people only hear your voice!
Sure, I'll happily leave my mic on all night to let everyone hear my nocturnal noises but you can sure I'll not be reciprocating as if I wanted to be kept up all night with farting and snoring I'd stay inside with the wife and kids ;)

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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by Taylor » Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:14 pm

gairym wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:18 pm
htrider wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:12 pm
You can turn vision off Gari so people only hear your voice!
Sure, I'll happily leave my mic on all night to let everyone hear my nocturnal noises but you can sure I'll not be reciprocating as if I wanted to be kept up all night with farting and snoring I'd stay inside with the wife and kids ;)
Nocturnal noises? Snoring?
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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by TheBrownDog » Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:47 pm

ZOOM it is then. If everyone interested could download it, I will set a meeting time and post the ID number on Saturday.

Can we have some agenda items please? I'll start.

Tour de YourCamp: show us you bivvy and talk us through your set up. Here I must warn you: I will have all the trimmings, with my hammock slung between my apple trees. Anyone who has ever bivvied with me knows I like my comforts and will load my bike to the gunwales. You can TLS if you like. Not me. So you can imagine what a bivvy in my garden is going to be like.

On this: I still think we should set a flexible rule that everything used should be able to be packed on your bike.* What say you?


*except my fire pit. No way am I not having a stupid big fire in my fire pit.
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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by tobasco » Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:03 pm

Make sure you are happy with Zoom extracting everything on your phone

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/2 ... m_privacy/

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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by TheBrownDog » Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:15 pm

Pffft .... honestly, every time we click yes to cookies someone somewhere is harvesting our data. I really don't give a monkey's.

EDIT: sorry mate, that was disrespectful. If anyone is worried about this issue, let's find another way.
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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by Richard G » Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:16 pm

This is a great idea. Kudos for the original thinking.

Out of work as of the end of the month, but happy to donate to donate to whatever charity is decided on as there are many far worse off than me.

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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by TheBrownDog » Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:24 pm

Richard G wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:16 pm
Out of work as of the end of the month, but happy to donate to whatever charity is decided on as there are many far worse off than me.
You right Rich? You gonna join us next weekend then?

I've just been told my contracted hours are being reduced by 50% .... grrrk. No idea how I will make ends meet on half salary but as I said to my manager, I'm bloody glad they've not just sacked me. I'm a self-employed contractor, but only been doing this for six months, so the government programme doesn't apply to me. Might go back on The Game ....
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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by Richard G » Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:28 pm

Maybe, it's hard to say as things are very up in the air for me right now with one thing or another.

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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by composite » Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:31 pm

I've used zoom quite a bit for work-related stuff, it's pretty good. :-bd

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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by TheBrownDog » Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:36 pm

Richard G wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:28 pm
Maybe, it's hard to say as things are very up in the air for me right now with one thing or another.
Come on mate. Sounds like you could do with a distraction. How about you come on sleeping on some bubble wrap with a bin bag for a bivvy ... teach us all about making do with less.
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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by Pickers » Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:50 pm

I'd be in for this, if you'll have me!

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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by TheBrownDog » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:09 pm

Pickers wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:50 pm
I'd be in for this, if you'll have me!
Rich mate you are welcome in person and/or in virtual reality.

Speaking of which, Reg has noticed that the free ZOOM app calls only last for 40 minutes. Freaking heck. Why is this so hard? Maybe we can sort a couple of slots so we can bang on longer. I'm not good at this so if anyone has any suggestions, puuuuhlrease chuck them up.

In the meantime, I've been testing my tea lights ....

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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by MuddyPete » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:24 pm

"Why is this so hard? Maybe we can sort a couple of slots so we can bang on longer. I'm not good at this so if anyone has any suggestions, puuuuhlrease chuck them up?"

WhatsApp?
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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by benconnolli » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:45 pm

Our work from home coms was discord, designed mainly for gaming but fits the bill. They have a limit of 50 and do text, voice, or video. Like gaming you can have one person Livestream video with everyone else piping up and commenting on it.

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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by barney » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:18 pm

I'm out in the garden tonight but definitely up for VBAM

Use Zoom for work on my laptop and phone so I'm okay on that front.

It'll need to be soon please because I'd prefer to get it in before my Spot subscription runs out.
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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by TheBrownDog » Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:49 am

barney wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:18 pm
It'll need to be soon please because I'd prefer to get it in before my Spot subscription runs out.
We're aiming for Saturday 4 April, so next weekend. Hope that works for folks.

Quite like the sound of VBAM, but MuddyPete has decided we're the Backyard Boners.

Now if only there was a way to edit the thread topic
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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by Landslide » Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:52 am

TheBrownDog wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:49 am
We're aiming for Saturday 4 April, so next weekend. Hope that works for folks.
Hmm, seems to clash with my hair appointment, and we're off on holiday early Sunday morning...

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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by MuddyPete » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:31 am

I merely proposed the title, Mr Chairman. I seem to recall it was endorsed unanimously by the committee. :lol:
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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by TheBrownDog » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:14 pm

MuddyPete wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:31 am
I merely proposed the title, Mr Chairman. I seem to recall it was endorsed unanimously by the committee. :lol:
Committee? I thought we were an autonomous collective .....
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